Pear and Roquefort Pizza

Pear and Roquefort Pizza by 2sistersrecipes.com

Pear and Roquefort Pizza is a thin-crust pizza baked with a crumble of blue cheese, and walnuts, then topped with sliced pears and fresh arugula. It is a delicious combination of salty, sweet, and savory in every bite!  This pear and cheese pizza creates incredible flavors and textures, that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before.  It’s SO good, everyone will surely fall in love with these new flavors in a pizza!

It’s finally starting to feel like spring here.  This past week, the weather has been gorgeous!


We decided to dine outdoors with some friends at one of our favorite roof-top restaurants here in Charleston,  the Market Pavilion Hotel on East Bay Street.  

We ordered this amazing pizza on the menu, it was called the Pear and Roquefort pizza.

From the very first bite, we knew it was a winner!

Pear and Roquefort Pizza by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

The saltiness from melted cheeses combined with the sweet taste of pears and the peppery flavor from the arugula made this pizza taste incredible!

When I taste something that good,  I have to try and figure out the ingredients and duplicate it at home so I can share it with family and friends.

The result? It turned out great!

Better than I expected. Super easy too!

A slice of pizza on a white plate. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 

For this recipe…

  • I decided to make a thin crust pizza. So I used only half of my pizza dough.  And the other half was used to make a second pie with the usual tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, just for the kids.
  • If you are a newbie here, you may want to check out how to make homemade pizza with store-bought pizza dough, then visit: How to Make Pizza.
  • Also, you will need only one pear. I used a Bartlett pear with this recipe. But you may use Bosc pears if you prefer.
  • Either one is fine to use with this recipe because both pears will give a sweet spin to the pizza.

This Pear and Roquefort Pizza is a simple recipe made with a few ingredients scattered on top, baked, and topped with fresh arugula and sliced pears just before it is served.

… and it is AMAZING!

How to make Pear and Roquefort Pizza?

  • Before you start, if you have pizza dough that has been in your refrigerator, it is best to take it out and give it some time (place it on your counter).
  • At least 2 hours allowing it to warm up to room temperature and rise.
  • Then you can gather up the rest of the ingredients and begin.
A photo of pizza dough in plastic bag, and slice pear on whie board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

*You can follow along below or jump down to the bottom of this post for our full recipe card.

 Ingredients Needed for our Pear and Roquefort Pizza:

  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough – (set it aside, covered, or sealed to allow the dough to rise)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil – divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup walnuts – chopped
  • 2 ounces Roquefort or Blue cheese – crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 or 2 Bartlett or Bosc pears- thinly sliced
  • fresh baby arugula
  • olive oil cooking spray
Ingredients for this pizza on a white board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Directions to Make Pear and Roquefort Pizza…

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218C).
2. Lightly spray a large cookie sheet or pizza stone, with cooking oil. Set aside.
3. Work with the dough on a floured surface to create a thin layer.  Gently lay the dough onto the baking sheet.  Work with it to fit the baking sheet the best you can.  If any holes occur, pinch the dough together to seal them.

 

4. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil on top of the dough.
5. Spread crumbled Roquefort cheese, walnuts, and shredded mozzarella evenly.

 

8. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, (depending on your oven) until the crust is golden on the bottom and around the edges and the cheese on top is melted.


9. Remove pizza from the oven, and scatter some grated parmesan cheese, freshly sliced pear, and fresh arugula. Then cut into slices and serve.

4 photos of pizza with sliced pears, arugula, and a cut piece on white dish. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Notes and Tips…

  • This is really a grown-up pizza. It’s not the usual pizza kids would enjoy.
  • I used only half of my pizza dough to create a thin crust for this pizza, but if you prefer, you can use the entire pizza dough.
  • Keep in mind, that all ovens vary, and cooking times may be different depending on the oven you use.
  • It’s best to serve this pizza as soon as you top it with freshly sliced pears and crisp peppery arugula.
  • Also, when you top with fresh crisp arugula, the arugula may begin to wilt from the heat of the pizza underneath and that’s ok. The flavors are still amazing!

I never imagined a blue cheese, like Roquefort, would have such an amazing flavor on a pizza – but it did!

The pizza turned out so good, my family loved it! Simple, Easy, and delicious!

Serve it for lunch or dinner.  It won’t disappoint, I promise!

Have a great weekend everyone!

ENJOY!!

More Tasty Pizza Recipes!

Also, try our Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich! It too is amazing!

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Yield: 8 servings

Pear and Roquefort Pizza

Pear and Roquefort Pizza by 2sistersrecipes.com

Pear and Roquefort Pizza is a thin crust pizza baked with walnuts, Roquefort, and mozzarella cheeses. Then topped with grated parmesan cheese, freshly sliced pears, and peppery arugula. Each bite offers complex textures and flavors, everyone will love this pizza!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of store-bought pizza dough
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil - divided
  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup walnuts - chopped
  • 2 ounces Roquefort or Blue cheese - crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 to 2 Bartlett or Bosc pears- thinly sliced
  • fresh baby arugula
  • olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218C).
  2. Lightly spray a large cookie sheet or pizza stone, with cooking oil. Set aside.
  3. Work with the dough on a floured surface to create a thin layer. Gently lay the dough onto the baking sheet. Work with it to fit the baking sheet the best you can. If any holes occur, pinch dough together to seal them.
  4. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil on top of the dough. Spread crumbled Roquefort cheese, walnuts, and shredded mozzarella evenly.
  5. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or longer (if needed) until the crust is golden on the bottom and around the edges, and the cheeses are melted on top.
  6. Remove pizza from the oven, and scatter grated parmesan cheese, and fresh pear slices on top. Top with fresh arugula. Slice into squares or triangles and serve.
  7. Serves 6 to 8

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 to 10 servings

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 19.4gSaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 19.3gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 1.9gProtein: 7.7g

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Pear and Roquefort Pizza by 2sistersrecipes.com

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This recipe was first posted back in 2014, all content and recipe are original. But I will be updating new photos this weekend!

Happy Baking! 😉

thanks for stopping by!

xo anna and liz

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